gmail desktop shortcut
You want an special GMAIL icon on your desktop screen so that when you click on it, the gmail page automatically comes up in your browser window.
Right click on any blank space on your desktop screen
Choose NEW from the menu and click on Shortcut
For the "location" field type in www.gmail.com, then click on NEXT button
For the "name" of the shortcut type in something appropriate...
Click on Next button
An icon will now appear on your desktop screen that takes you to Gmail
Then download the below Gmail icon to your computer - right click on it and select "save image" or "save as" or similar...
You can save this file to your Documents or Pictures folder
Right-click on the gmail desktop shortcut icon that was created earlier
click on Properties
Go to "Web Document" tab and click on Change Icon button
Click BROWSE button and double-click on the gmail icon (above) that you downloaded
Click on OK button twice which should exit you out from all popup windows
Your desktop icon to Gmail should now look official!